Microsoft Surface Pro 7, 15-inch Surface Laptop 3, And ARM Surface Appear In Leaked Renders


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Here it is folks; the bulk of the Surface hardware that we're expecting Microsoft to announce on at its event on Wednesday. Thanks to multiple tweets from gadget leaker Evan Blass, we have a look at the 13- and 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 along with the Surface Pro 7 and the new ARM-powered Surface.

Starting off with the Surface Laptop 3, as previously reported, the laptop will be available in both 13-inch and 15-inch screen sizes. Blass posted renders of both, which share a common design language. One noted difference compared to the previous Surface Laptop 2 is that there is no Alcantara fabric covering the keyboard deck (which was also alluded to last week). 

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Surface Laptop 3 (15-inch)

There is no mention of specs for the Surface Laptop 3, but there are rumors that there will at least be an option for Ryzen processors inside, which would be a critical design win for AMD.

Moving on to the Surface Pro 7, the design of the convertible largely looks the same as before with one exception. The DisplayPort connector has been replaced with a USB-C port. There's still a USB-A port right beside it for those that need legacy USB support. The Surface Pro 7 is rumored to use Intel's new 10th generation, 10nm Ice Lake processors.

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Surface Pro 7

Finally, we have an all-new Surface design, which Blass simply describes as the "ARM-Powered Surface". This convertible looks very sleek with much slimmer bezels around the sides of the display. It still retains the kickstand, and adds in two USB-C ports. Interestingly, the Keyboard Cover for the ARM Surface also includes a recessed area to house the redesigned Surface Pen when not in use. We're expecting this new Surface model to be powered by Qualcomm's potent Snapdragon 8cx SoC, which means that it should have LTE connectivity built-in.

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ARM-Powered Surface

As a final note, Blass makes reference to the dual-screen Surface, which he says is "Not pictured here". The device, which was developed under the codename Centaurus, is expected to be revealed during the event. We don't know if Blass is simply being cagey here with his words, or if he actually has images of the device that he plans to post before the event kicks off on Wednesday. 

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